With the cost, quality and complexity of healthcare under a national microscope these days, some hospitals are already realizing critical improvements by implementing project portfolio management, thanks to niche solutions designed specifically for their needs.
A Gartner research director’s critique of the Project Management Institute’s recently released portfolio and program management standards engages practitioners, vendors and consultants.
Some organizations have the latest and greatest software for prioritizing projects; some don’t. A project management veteran who helped start her credit card company’s PMO from scratch shares her experiences in meeting the challenges. [8 min.]
Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant report surveys the state of PPM in a challenging economy, evaluating 19 technology providers, naming six “leaders” and addressing some emerging market trends.
When you're close to a project, it can be difficult to objectively gauge the strategic impact and risks involved. Miller Brewing Co.'s director of strategic projects shares her insights on setting project priorities and building the business case justification. The challenge is to clearly define the quantifiable benefits while also recognizing the qualitative or soft benefits. [7 min., 30 sec.]
Big or small, upstart or long established, many companies are finding that the value of their PPM efforts is tied to the maturity of their processes and practices. And even small advances in PPM capability can spark great leaps forward.
A wide variety of technology solutions and services are available to help organizations implement, customize and improve their project portfolio management processes. Here is our April roundup of recently announced PPM offerings.
The size of the federal stimulus package is unprecedented, and so, too, the number and size of projects it is expected to generate in such a short period of time. With time of the essence, can public agencies use this funding quickly and responsibly, while ensuring transparency and accountability? Yes, with a portfolio management framework that balances the need for speed with governance and oversight.
Interest in project portfolio management tools (and PMOs) is holding steady, according to a review of inquiries at one top research firm.
Two seasoned project management professionals share their real-world insights on 1) how to create a project management office to develop and instill a consistent project management approach, and 2) the role of project portfolio management in maintaining a successful PMO. [17 min.]